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Pulwama Attack: Ready for counter-terrorist cooperation, Russian President Vladmir Putin writes to PM Modi

Russian President Vladimir Putin On Friday Condemned The Terror Attack By Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) In Kashmir's Pulwama District.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Pallavi Singh | Updated on: 15 Feb 2019, 12:07:43 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday condemned the terror attack in Pulwama.

New Delhi:

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday condemned the terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) in Kashmir's Pulwama district. The Russian President also assured India their readiness to strengthen counter-terrorism cooperation. 

A letter addressed to President Ram Nath Kovind and PM Narendra Modi by Vladimir Putin read: ''Please accept the most sincere condolences in connection with the loss of Indian law enforcement officers in the terrorist act in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We strongly condemn this brutal crime. The perpetrators and sponsors of this attack, undoubtedly, should be duly punished. I would like to reiterate the readiness for further strengthening counterterrorist cooperation with Indian partners. In Russia, we share the grief of friendly people of India and hope for speedy recovery of the injured.''

The Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of India denounced the terror attack saying, "We denounce terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and reiterate the need to combat these inhuman acts with a decisive and collective response without any double standards."

US Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster also condemned the attack and tweeted, ''The US Mission in India strongly condemns today's terrorist attack in Jammu & Kashmir. We send our heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims.''

At least 42 CRPF personnel were killed when a terrorist rammed an explosive-laden vehicle into the bus they were travelling in. Reports suggest that there were nearly 70 vehicles in the convoy in which around 2500 personnel were travelling.

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First Published : 15 Feb 2019, 11:49:15 AM